Card Making

2020 Card Making Goals

January - 3 birthdays
February - 1 birthday
March - 1 birthday, 1 St. Patrick’s Day
April - 2 birthdays, 1 Easter, 1 Get Well Soon/Friend surgery
May - 2 birthdays, 1 Mother’s Day
June - 4 birthdays,  1 Father’s Day
July - 2 friendship Day, 2 birthdays, 1 wedding
August - 2 birthdays
September - none
October - 1 Mother-in-Law Day
November - none
December - 1 birthday, 20 Christmas 
I want to make 47 cards in total.

2019 Card Making Review

January - 1 birthday
February - 1 birthday
March - 1 birthday
April - 1 birthday 
May - 2 birthdays, 1 Mother’s Day
June - 4 birthdays
July - 3 friendship Day, 1 birthday
August - 1 birthday
September - 
October - 1 Mother-in-Law Day
November - 
December - 1 birthday, 20 Christmas 
I made 38 cards in total.

Summer of 2018 I took my first card making class, we made Christmas cards.   My teacher and friend Leigh Silver is a Stampin' Up! representative.  I have known her for many years because she is also a cross stitcher. 

Her classes are close to home, and a lot of fun.   She supplies everything and precuts the paper and card stock.  We always stamp, sometimes we use paper punches, but my favourite is when we get to use the Big Shot with embossing folders or die cuts.  I liked the Big Shot so much I bought a similar brand called the Big Kick at Michael’s (I used a 55% off coupon).

October 2018, I attended a techniques workshop/class taught by another friend (and we were co-workers at the time) Sue Zienchuk.  I will continue to participate in her workshops from time to time.  Sue uses tools and supplies from several different manufactures.  She will precut the cardstock, but we learn to score and fold the card ourselves, then we stamp, punch, emboss and use die cuts.  She taught me how to do heat embossing.  I found it very interesting, but I’m not sure if I would actually use it that often and supplies are a bit more expensive to start with. She buys supplies because of the design, not because it is a certain manufacture.  I am like that too, I buy what I like from whatever store (Michael’s, dollar store, craft store, Amazon).  

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